Congressional Members and Immigrant Advocates Demand Independent Investigation into Border Patrol AbuseWednesday, August 29, 2012
Tomorrow, immigrant advocate groups and 11 members of Congress called for an independent investigation by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) into reports of racial profiling and other questionable practices by Border Patrol agents. Congress members Yvette Clarke, Charles Rangel and Maurice Hinchey signed onto the request for an investigation.
On First Day of Historic Immigration Policy Change, Over a Thousand DREAMers and Family Members Sought Application Assistance at the NYIC Legal Clinic So Far TodayWednesday, August 15, 2012
On late Wednesday morning, over a thousand young people and their families made their way toward St. Mary’s Church on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, where the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), the New York State Immigrant Action Fund (NYSIAF), and the New York State Youth Leadership Council (NYSYLC) set up a day-long orientation workshop and free legal clinic for potential applicants of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) new deferred action policy.
Friday, August 3, 2012
The Department of Homeland Security today provided additional information on the deferred action for young people process in preparation for the August 15 implementation date. The New York Immigration Coalition will host a press conference and an orientation for potential applicants on August 15, 2012. Details forthcoming.
Nation’s Mayors Call for National “New Americans Initiative” To Assist 8 Million Legal Immigrants Become U.S. CitizensWednesday, June 27, 2012
Mayors Emanuel, Rawlings-Blake Lead Call for Reducing Cost Barriers to Naturalization at U.S. Conference of Mayors
Supreme Court Upholds Key Provisions of Health Reform Millions of Immigrants Expected to Gain CoverageThursday, June 28, 2012
In a major victory for public health, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 today to uphold the key provisions of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), including the “individual mandate,” which requires most Americans to purchase health insurance or pay a fine. The Court limited the federal government’s ability to enforce the ACA’s Medicaid expansion provisions, but states will still have the option to opt into Medicaid expansion. Now that the Supreme
Monday, June 25, 2012
Immigrant Communities Renew Call for Immigration Reform and National Voter Mobilization Campaign
Photo above: Jacki Esposito, Director of Immigration Advocacy at the New York Immigration Coalition makes remarks in front of 26 Federal Plaza on the Supreme Court's decision on SB1070. To her left is Congressman Jerrold Nadler and to her right, Councilman Daniel Dromm.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Passage of State DREAM Legislation Would Leverage Federal Change for Maximum Impact; NYIC and Allies Launch State DREAM Call-In Day
With only three days left in the state legislative session, immigrant advocates and their allies are calling on Governor Cuomo, Speaker Silver and Majority Leader Skelos to pass state-level legislation to provide tuition assistance (TAP) to undocumented youth (DREAMers).
Friday, June 15, 2012
A struggle that began more than a decade ago with the introduction of the Dream Act in Congress took a major turn today with the announcement that the Department of Homeland Security would provide relief from deportation for certain young people who were brought to the United States as children. Those who meet the eligibility requirements will receive deferred action for two years, subject to renewal, and will be eligible to apply for work authorization.
NEW YORK'S LABOR LEADERS JOIN YOUTH AND IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY LEADERS TO CALL FOR PASSAGE OF NY DREAM ACTTuesday, June 5, 2012
With 10 Days Left in Session, Immigrants and Labor Urge Cuomo, Silver and Skelos to Make DREAM Come True